President Trump continued to criticize left-wing Democrat Ilhan Omar on Friday afternoon and told reporters at the Oval Office that the Minnesota congressman was "happy to be where she is".
The comment tweeted almost a week after the president announced that Omar and three other members of "The Squad" should "return and help repair the totally broken and crime-prone places they came from." Then come back and show us how it's done, "added the President.
Trump also defended his followers at the rally in North Carolina last week, who said," Send her back! "Regarding Omar sang – something which, along with the tweets, was considered race-insensitive by most Democrats and some Republicans. [1
"These are incredible patriots," Trump told reporters, referring to the crowd Wednesday in Greenville, NC. "But I'm unhappy when a congressman says," I'll be the president's nightmare. "]" It will be the nightmare of the president? She is fortunate to be where she is. And the things she said are a shame for our country.
Omar came to the United States as a Somali refugee when she was a teenager and was a naturalized US citizen.
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On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that the "fake news media" were "Send her back!" – Vocals have become "crazy", claiming that a gathering of supporters greeted Omar at an airport in Minnesota last week had been "staged".
On Saturday, an ally of Omar, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., defended her Democrat compatriot, claiming that Trump had "enjoyed" anti-Omar singing at the rally.
"He somehow directed the situation, he enjoyed it, he took it in," Ocasio-Cortez said in a town hall about immigration in her district of New York.
When a reporter asked her if she believed Trump had led the crowd, Ocasio-Cortez replied, "He certainly did."
Sam Dorma of Fox News n contributed to this story.